Today, one of the most exciting British rock bands of the 2010’s Catfish and the Bottlemen have returned to kick off a monumental new chapter with the release of their new song “Showtime.”

“Showtime” is the first piece of new music from Catfish since their 2019 third studio album, The Balance.

The anthemic, stadium-ready new single is out now via Capitol Records. Frontman, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Van McCann recorded the song in Los Angeles with multi-Grammy Award winning producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Rolling Stones). Reflecting the sun-kissed optimism of LA and marking a bold evolution in McCann’s songwriting, it is the first track to be released from Catfish and the Bottlemen’s soon to be announced fourth studio album.

Watch the accompanying video for “Showtime” below.

When Catfish and the Bottlemen announced their return to the top of the Reading & Leeds Festival mainstage with a high-energy performance clip, the band were met with a frenzied reaction from the fans with their “Showtime” instagram teaser receiving over 100,000 likes in under 24 hours.

Revered for their incendiary live performances, the release of “Showtime” is matched by the news of two massive open- air headline shows. Announced exactly 900 days since the band last played in front of a live crowd, they will perform UK headline shows at Cardiff Castle on July 19th and Edinburgh Summer Sessionson August 24th. The dates land amongst their must-see return to headline the Reading and Leeds Festival main stage.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10:00 GMT on Friday, March 1st here

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